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Latin America: Community Building Across Borders

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Alongside the tentative formal efforts at economic and political integration, people are also increasingly bringing the region together. A recent uptick in intra-regional movement—through travel, study, and immigration—has allowed Latin...

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Mexicans and the U.S. Melting Pot

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The integration (once called assimilation) of foreigners into the United States is a long-standing issue. Some fear that today’s immigrants aren’t integrating into U.S. culture and society as past waves...

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Latin America’s Economic Outlook

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The recent IMF economic outlook report entitled, “The Western Hemisphere: Rebuilding Strength and Flexibility,” is overall quite bullish on the region. Fueled by favorable commodity prices and plentiful international credit,...

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Estimating the Costs of Restrictive Immigration Laws

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Much has been written about the rise of restrictive immigration laws in states such as Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia, both by those for and against these measures. What is now...

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Campaign 2012: Latin America

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Below is a video interview I did for the Council on Foreign Relations’ Campaign 2012 series. In it I talk about the three big issues in U.S.-Latin America policy facing...

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What’s Wrong With Romney’s “Self-Deportation” Plan

Immigration Mexico What’s Wrong With Romney’s “Self-Deportation” Plan

During Monday’s Republican presidential debate, Mitt Romney put forth his plan for dealing with illegal immigration: self-deportation. Here is how the exchange went: Debate Moderator Adam Smith: Governor Romney there’s...

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Mexico’s 99 Percent: How the Next President Can Reduce Poverty and Inequality

Mexico Mexico’s 99 Percent: How the Next President Can Reduce Poverty and Inequality

It is campaign season in Mexico, and aside from security issues, front-runners Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI and Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the PRD are focusing on poverty...

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Read of the Week: SBInet and Failed Border Technologies

Mexico Read of the Week: SBInet and Failed Border Technologies

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a detailed report last week that criticizes attempts to patrol the Arizona-Mexico border using high-cost technologies. The report comes ten months after the...

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Measuring the Global Middle Class

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As journalists, policymakers, and activists of various stripes and interests focus on the rise of the global middle class, scholars struggle with how exactly to define this category of people...

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Can the GOP Win the Latino Vote – and Does It Matter?

Immigration Mexico Can the GOP Win the Latino Vote – and Does It Matter?

At last week’s Republican presidential debate a member of the audience provocatively reminded the candidates that not all of the Latinos in the United States are illegal, and then asked...

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